2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 7.05 7.22 35 -0.6%
2 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 4.35 5.83 16 29.8%
3 University of Roma Tre, Italy 3.00 5.73 22 85.3%
4 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 3.02 3.57 15 14.6%
5 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 2.86 3.42 19 15.7%
6 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 3.97 2.64 15 -35.6%
7 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 6.47 2.36 18 -64.7%
8 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 5.53 2.29 11 -59.8%
9 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.83 2.15 8 149.2%
10 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 1.22 2.14 9 70.3%
11 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.10 2.09 10 83.5%
12 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 1.07 2.06 4 85.9%
13 University of Catania, Italy 0.97 1.72 9 71.3%
14 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 3.69 1.65 9 -56.8%
15 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 1.46 1.24 5 -17.6%
16 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 1.67 1.20 6 -30.6%
17 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.50 1.17 9 128.4%
18 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 0.03 1.07 4 2,973.4%
19 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 1.06 5 N/A
20 University of Perugia, Italy 1.88 0.99 6 -49.0%
21 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 1.85 0.96 7 -49.5%
22 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.10 0.79 2 661.6%
23 University of Insubria, Italy 0.14 0.72 4 397.0%
24 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.61 4 N/A
25 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 0.38 0.50 2 29.9%
26 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.05 0.49 5 939.5%
27 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 0.50 0.47 5 -9.8%
28 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.66 0.45 6 -34.0%
29 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.74 0.37 4 -51.4%
30 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.14 0.34 2 127.9%
31 University of Urbino, Italy 0.82 0.32 5 -62.3%
32 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.23 0.28 5 17.2%
33 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.04 0.23 4 -78.5%
34 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 0.23 5 N/A
35 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.20 3 N/A
36 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.01 0.18 3 2,874.6%
37 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.18 0.16 3 -17.6%
38 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.15 3 N/A
39 Bocconi University, Italy 0.13 1 N/A
40 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.02 0.10 3 400.6%
41 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.42 0.10 2 -76.5%
42 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 0.05 0.07 3 40.2%
43 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.03 0.06 4 101.8%
44 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.05 4 N/A
45 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.31 0.05 2 -84.4%
46 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.75 0.04 3 -94.2%
47 University of Genova, Italy 1.92 0.04 3 -98.0%
48 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.39 0.03 3 -91.3%
49 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.01 0.00 2 -58.9%
49 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.14 0.00 2 -97.8%
49 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.67 0.00 2 -99.5%
49 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.00 2 N/A
49 University of Salento, Italy 0.00 2 N/A
50 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.01 0.00 1 -57.7%
50 University of Sannio, Italy 0.14 0.00 1 -98.2%
50 Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 Foro Italico University of Rome, Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 University for Foreigners Perugia (UNISTRAPG), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 Orientale University of Naples, Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 University of Macerata (UNIMC), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
50 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.